Sun bear cub Layla arrived at Animals Asia's bear sanctuary in June 2014, a tiny cub poached from the wild.
She was destined for a life on a bear bile farm in Vietnam or China suffering regular, painful bile extraction for the rest of her life. An estimated 12,000 sun and moon bears are believed to continue to suffer on such farms - fuel for an industry that Animals Asia is dedicated to closing down for good.
Thankfully for Layla, she was rescued and began her second life at Animals Asia's Vietnam Bear Rescue Centre where more than 100 rescued bears receive lifelong care. Since her arrival, Layla has grown to nearly 38 kilograms (approx. 84 pounds) and long outgrown her first enclosure.